Enter to Win a FREE Dog Bed in our “Help Us Help Dogs” Contest

Like you, we at Orvis love our dogs, and we love to help them. Through our Dog Photo Contest and our partnership with Morris Animal Foundation, we’ve helped raise nearly a half million dollars for canine cancer research. But there is so much more we wish to do. In fact, there are so many worthy causes for our canine friends that we are asking you, our customer, to help us choose a worthy cause and making a fun contest of it. Click READ MORE below and in the comments section of the blog post leave us a suggestion for a cause we can support to help better the lives of dogs. Other visitors can then “like” your comment by clicking the “thumbs up” next to it. Encourage folks to vote. The customer whose suggestion gets the most votes by Monday, June 6 at 4 PM eastern wins a FREE Orvis Dog Bed, and may well have given us the next cause Orvis supports to help dogs. Have fun!

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Dog of the Day – Hamton

Some dogs like the beach. Some like the woods. Some like to play Frisbee. Some like the couch. What did you and your dog do this past Memorial Day Weekend?

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Hampton loves the beach

Photo by Betsey, Jacksonville

Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at www.orvis.com/coverdog.

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Tuesday Tip: Stretch for Success

If you haven’t been out fishing for a few months, weeks, or even days, chances are that your line has settled into a series of coils from being on your reel for so long. When you peel line off the spool, you can see how the line’s “memory” causes it to coil on the ground. (The core and coating. . .

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Bonus Friday Video: The Trout Bum

Our own Simon Perkins–who guides for PRO Outfitters in Helena, Montana–put together this fantastic video from footage he shot during a trip to Patagonia. Orvis will be using the video to promote the Trout Bum line of clothing, designed for when you’re kicking back around the fire after a long day on the river. Simon’s video really captures the “Trout Bum” ethos, and the footage itself is gorgeous. I could watch that one dry fly take (at about :38, when the music really kicks in) over and over again. Pass it on.

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Little Dog Lost Finds Way Home After Two Months

What a funny and heartwarming story about a little dog lost; with a happy, and tech-savvy, Hollywood (OK, Fresno) ending. Turns out a microchip in Coco means that after being missing for two months he’ll be back with his family. Microchips are a great way to keep track of your dog. So is theOrvis Personalized Dog Collar with your phone number and the dog’s name on it. It’s a best-seller for a reason. Enjoy this upbeat tale as you start your weekend.

Click READ MORE to see the video!

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Friday Hot List for May 27

Fishing Reports

Between those waters listed as “Red Hot” and “Excellent,” anglers have more than 40 choices around the globe to find great fishing this weekend.

The Orvis Fishing Reports and Conditions pages offer up-to-date reports, including stream and river flows, tides, recommended flies and equipment, and special fishing tips. At any given time, those waters that offer the very best fishing become part of the “Red Hot” list. To ensure that those making the reports aren’t exaggerating the quality of their local fishing, each reporter is allowed only four. . .

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Friday Film Festival 05.27.11

Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Internets for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week, we span the globe, from New Zealand to Iceland to Idaho. There are plenty of great shots of big trout eating dry flies, as well as some sweet aerial tarpon action. This oughta get you pumped up for a long weekend on the water. Enjoy!

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Fly Fishing 101 on TV

As we posted yesterday, Orvis is offering FREE fly-fishing lessons through a program called Fly Fishing 101, which teaches fly casting and outfit rigging. These small classes are held at Orvis stores and participating fly shops in 37 states and Canada, so chances are there’s one near you. One such program at the Orvis Store in Dedham, Massachusetts, was featured on New England Cable News yesterday. Watch Orvis Dedham Fishing Manager Ty Patton work his magic.

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Heartwarming Dog Stories from Joplin Disaster: Help If You Can


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The Today Show and CBS both ran video about dogs in the aftermath of the tornado disaster in Joplin, Missouri. The Today Show piece is about dogs that warned their owner early on, which gave him time to seek cover and probably saved his life. CBS offered a video of a dog rescued from the rubble. Both are heartwarming clips in the midst of tragedy that show how strong that bond is between dogs and humans.

To help victims of the disaster, go towww.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)



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